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turbidity

 [ter-bid´ĭ-te]
cloudiness of a solution caused by the scattering of light by colloidal particles or by suspended precipitate or sediment.

tur·bid·i·ty

(tŭr-bid'i-tē),
The quality of being turbid, of losing transparency because of sediment or insoluble matter.
[L. turbiditas, fr. turbidus, turbid]

turbidity

/tur·bid·i·ty/ (ter-bid´ĭ-te) cloudiness; disturbance of solids (sediment) in a solution, so that it is not clear.tur´bid

turbidity

[tərbid′itē]
Etymology: L, turbidus
a condition of light scattering in a liquid resulting from the presence of suspended particles. Turbidity increases with the concentration of particles and depends on their shapes and sizes.

tur·bid·i·ty

(tŭr-bid'i-tē)
The quality of being turbid, of losing transparency because of sediment or insoluble matter.
[L. turbiditas, fr. turbidus, turbid]

Turbidity

The cloudiness or lack of transparency of a solution.

tur·bid·i·ty

(tŭr-bid'i-tē)
The quality of being turbid, of losing transparency because of sediment or insoluble matter.
[L. turbiditas, fr. turbidus, turbid]

turbidity (tur´biditē),

n a condition of light scattering in a liquid resulting from the presence of suspended particles in the fluid.

turbidity

cloudiness; disturbance of solids (sediment) in a solution, so that it is not clear.
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Limits are set at five Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTUs) above background - background being the section upstream not yet affected by dredging operations.
We examined turbidity in nephelometric turbidity units (NTU) using the Hach 2100N turbidimeter (detection range 0 to 4,000 NTU).
When such a method is used, results are expressed in nephelometric turbidity units (NTU).